Designing information and communication technologies for development
DESIGNING INFORMATION ANDCOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIESFOR DEVELOPMENT Martin TomitschGuest talk in Political Economy of Development | 21 Sep 2011 | The University of Sydney
Contemporary technologies, which giveaccess to this information, are seen as keyenablers for economic and social changein these countries andare even believed tobe catalysts toleapfrog the formerindustrial revolution,immediately givingless developedcountries the possibilityto catch up with theWestern world. http://ict4d.at/2008/04/28/deﬁnition/
Therefore, many initiatives of theinternational IT as well as economiccommunity focus on givingless-developed countriesaccess to moderninformation andcommunicationtechnologies andtrain them to useand adapt them totheir purposes. http://ict4d.at/2008/04/28/deﬁnition/
This approach is called “Information andCommunication Technologies forDevelopment” (ICT4D). http://ict4d.at/2008/04/28/deﬁnition/
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» Connect better with people.» Transform data into actionable ideas.» See new opportunities.» Increase the speed and effectiveness of creating new solutions. http://www.ideo.com/work/human-centered-design-toolkit/
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